I Want to Learn How to Think Beyond Academic Disciplines
Vol.3 2010.10.20 Kohji ISHIHARA
Brain and Mind-Body: From a Philosophical/Ethical Perspective
In this lecture, we will consider the relationship between the brain, mind, and body in a philosophical as well as ethical manner. To that end, we will first look at recent developments in the brain science, thereby reconfiguring the relationship between the brain, mind, and body from a philsophical vantage point. We will then have an ethical discussion about the pros and cons of applying technolgies of the brain science to the brain, mind, and body. We will also consider philosophical questions over the relationship between the brain, mind, and body that have concerned us from the past to the present.
- Kohji ISHIHARA
- Professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) My areas of specialty are Philosophy and Ethics (particularly Philosophy of Scientific Technology and Ethics of Scientific Technology). Recently I have been conducting research into the Philosophy of Science and Roboethics (Ethics of Robot) concerning psychological disorders and developmental disabilities.
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